Flooring Installation in Tampa Florida

Epoxy coating is one of the best floor installation options for your Tampa, Florida garage. This flooring system provides homeowners with durable flooring that is easy to maintain and resistant to chemical stains and abrasions. Its high level of resistance to wear and tear makes it a flooring option that will last for a long time.

When deciding on a flooring system for your garage, epoxy coating stands out from most of your flooring options. Aside from all its functional benefits, epoxy is decorative and comes with a high gloss finish.

Epoxy is a resinous flooring option that combines resins and hardeners. As these two materials are properly mixed they react with each other to create a chemical bond that will adhere to the concrete surface. The resulting material of the chemical bond is stiff and durable and will bond exceptionally well with the substrate.

Epoxy flooring installation in Tampa, Florida is a flooring option that consists of many layers of epoxy that are two millimeters or more in depth.
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Types of Epoxy Flooring Installation

Different types of epoxy flooring installation in Tampa, Florida have different applications. It is not only long lasting and highly resistance to stains and impact it is also a beautiful and elegant flooring option.

    • Self-Leveling Epoxy. This type of epoxy flooring installation is applied over old or new concrete surfaces. It creates a durable, smooth and level textured floor that is seamless and shiny. Self-leveling epoxy floors are available in many colors and hues and are ideal for showrooms, residential and commercial garages, warehouses and more.
    • Quartz-Filled Epoxy. This type of epoxy flooring combines an epoxy polymer resin and stained quartz to create a high performing flooring system. It allows the creation of decorative spaces which is slip resistant. This flooring system is ideal for showrooms, schools, garages and more.
    • Epoxy Flakes. This type of flooring installation involves the sprinkling of colored flakes in the epoxy to create a vibrant and customized look. Epoxy flakes come in various colors, sizes, styles and styles.  The flakes are not just decorative they also do have anti-slip properties. This flooring installation is ideal showrooms, garages and more.
  • Anti-static Epoxy. This type of epoxy flooring installation reduces static hazards. It is an ideal flooring solution for spaces with flammable materials such as pharmaceutical, chemical or electronic manufacturing plants and spaces where flammable liquids or gases are a risk.
  • Epoxy Mortar. This type of epoxy flooring installation is the most stringent of all epoxy floor types. It consists of 100% solid epoxy and quartz sand. This flooring type highly resistant to chemicals and impacts. It is ideal for garages, warehouses, manufacturing plants, commercial kitchens and more.

They key to a successful epoxy flooring installation is to hire professional epoxy contractors in Tampa, Florida.  They have the knowledge and experience to do the job right so you can reap all the benefits of epoxy flooring installation.

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Choosing the Right Epoxy Installation Finish

Every type of epoxy flooring comes with specific functions. The choice of which finish to use depends on the purpose you are going for an epoxy flooring installation.

  • If you want an elaborately designed epoxy floor finish, go for graveled epoxy.
  • If you want your epoxy floors to have anti-slip features, add quartz to your epoxy floor finish.
  • If you want your epoxy floors to have more texture, add colored chips to your epoxy floor finish.
  • If you want to reduce the electric charge buildup, go for epoxy floors that are anti-static.
  • If you need to seal cracks or repair damaged concrete surface for more strength, use mortar epoxy.
  • If you want your large space to have a unique decorative look, go for terrazzo epoxy finish.

There is an epoxy installation finish ideal for the various reasons you have in installing epoxy floors. Your epoxy installer in Tampa, Florida can help you find the right type of epoxy finish for your project.  

Epoxy Flooring Installation Failures

Epoxy flooring installation when done right will provide you with a flooring option that is durable, strong, and seamless with a beautiful high gloss finish. Epoxy flooring installation though should be preceded with proper concrete surface preparation to ensure a successful installation.

Hiring highly skilled and experienced epoxy flooring installers in Tampa, Florida will also ensure the success of the installation.

When not done right, epoxy flooring installation can experience poor bonding, bubbling and blistering.

    • Poor Bonding. Poor bonding of the epoxy material is caused by improper concrete surface preparation. This means existing dirt, grease or oil was not properly removed from the concrete surface prior to the installation of the epoxy material.
      Dirt, grease and oil become barriers between the epoxy coating and the substrate obstructing the proper bonding of the epoxy material with the concrete surface.Residue from cleaning agents, previous sealers and coatings and concrete treatments which have not also been properly removed from the concrete surface will prevent the proper adhering of the epoxy coating to the concrete surface.All these contaminants need to be removed from the concrete surface prior to epoxy flooring installation to ensure the proper bonding of the epoxy material with the concrete surface.The concrete surface should be ground by a floor grinder so it will have some texture. Epoxy flooring will not adhere well on a very smooth concrete surface.
    • Anti-static Epoxy. This type of epoxy flooring installation reduces static hazards. It is an ideal flooring solution for spaces with flammable materials such as pharmaceutical, chemical or electronic manufacturing plants and spaces where flammable liquids or gases are a risk.
  • Epoxy Mortar. This type of epoxy flooring installation is the most stringent of all epoxy floor types. It consists of 100% solid epoxy and quartz sand. This flooring type highly resistant to chemicals and impacts. It is ideal for garages, warehouses, manufacturing plants, commercial kitchens and more.
  • Bubbling. This is caused by air pockets in the concrete surface beneath the epoxy coating. Direct sunlight will cause the epoxy coating to quickly cure. When this happens air on the concrete surface will expand and push the epoxy layer upwards. When the temperature on the other hand is too cool, epoxy will cure at a slow pace because the solvents will not be properly released. When it starts to get warm, the solvents will start to evaporate faster. This sudden change in temperature will cause areas that are already cured to develop bubbles.When epoxy is applied at a temperature of 590F it will cure at a normal pace. When temperature is below 590F curing will be slow and flow problems are sure to occur. The epoxy flooring installation will also be ineffective.

 

  • Results. They key to a successful epoxy flooring installation is to hire professional epoxy contractors in Tampa, Florida.  They have the knowledge and experience to do the job right so you can reap all the benefits of epoxy flooring installation.

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